Place:Cinderford, Gloucestershire, England

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NameCinderford
TypeTown
Coordinates51.833°N 2.483°W
Located inGloucestershire, England
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Cinderford is a small town on the eastern fringe of the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire, England. A population of 8,116 people is recorded in the 2001 census.

The town is relatively young, coming into existence in the 19th century, following the rapid expansion of the local iron and coal industries.

A visual clue to Cinderford's origins can be seen in the style and layout of the town; with long rows of identical terraced housing; similar to many found in towns of the South Wales Valleys, that also developed around the coal mining industry. During the decline of the coal industry, in the 1950s and 1960s, Cinderford suffered more than Coleford, the other main town of the Forest, as most of the male population was employed in coal-mining. Today, Cinderford is home to a wide variety of industry, including light and heavy industry.

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